Get Your Otherwise Objectionable Gear Before The Senate Takes It Away!

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On Monday we released our line of Otherwise Objectionable gear in our store on Threadless and, the very next day, GOP Senators unveiled their latest attempt at truly stupid Section 230 reform: a bill that would remove those two critical words from the law. Of course, those who understand how important Section 230's moderation protections are to the internet will fight to prevent this bill from passing, and then there's the fact that it's pretty obviously unconstitutional — but while the fight continues, there's never been a better time to declare your Otherwise Objectionable status with pride.

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    Tim R (profile), 13 Sep 2020 @ 12:17pm

    Here's something that's somewhat marginally related, but I thought still interesting on the front of Section 230, and the illusion that the FCC has anything to do with it.

    I'm currently studying for my amateur radio license, and one of the sample questions on the test is this:

    Question: "Who is accountable should a repeater inadvertently retransmit communications that violate the FCC rules"
    Layman Translation: "Who is accountable should a piece of automated equipment that simply relays information relay something that breaks the rules."

    Correct Answer: "The control operator of the originating station"
    Layman Translation: "The person who said it"

    Even in examinations that verify that a person understands Part 97 (Amateur Radio Service) of Title 47 (Telecommunications) (1) of the US Code of Federal Regulations, the FCC understands liability correctly. If they were to say any differently about Section 230, it might sound a little, I don't know, disingenuous...

    (1) Section 97.205(g): The control operator of a repeater that retransmits inadvertently communications that violate the rules in this part is not accountable for the violative communications.

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